IFS partners with Solnet to take IFS applications 8 to New Zealand

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Enterprise applications company, IFS, has entered into a partnership agreement with Solnet Solutions, an Australasian provider of IT solutions and integration services, to deliver and support the new IFS Applications 8 extended ERP suite in New Zealand.

Delivered leveraging Agile development practices, IFS Applications 8 combines the IFS Enterprise Explorer user interface with functionality focused on industries where any of its four core processes – service and asset, projects, manufacturing, and supply chain – are strategic.

“We were looking for a services partner with the skills to implement and support the new IFS Applications 8 extended ERP suite,” said Rob Stummer, Managing Director at IFS Australia and New Zealand.

“We also wanted a partner with a strong solutions capability to take IFS into industries in New Zealand where our four core processes resonate. Solnet ticked all the boxes.”

In offering ERP functionality on an open technology platform, IFS Applications 8 claims to give organisations within targeted industries a compelling choice.

"It is a modular solution, based on open standards, that is designed to be integrated with legacy systems," Mark Botherway, Managing Director for Solnet Solutions. 

Solnet is a supplier of ERP solutions based on open source technology to small to medium-sized enterprises. IFS saw the potential for Solnet to grow its ERP practice among larger enterprise organisations which represent the majority of its business.

IFS Applications complements Solnet’s existing skill-base in Java development, systems integration, mobility enablement and project management. Solnet also has extended capabilities in areas such as online communications, information management and business process integration.

Solnet has over 120 employees and offices in Auckland and Wellington. “IFS’s focus on service and asset, projects, and supply chain is a good fit for many New Zealand enterprises,” said Botherway.